How To Become A Licensed Plumber in Connecticut

So you want to get your license as a Plumber in Connecticut? Listed below are Q&A’s and a few other things you need to know. There are the 2 classifications of plumbing contractors, you’ll find them listed below along with their scope of work, and required qualifications.

Classifications of plumbing contractors in Connecticut

  1. P-1 Unlimited Plumbing Contractor - may do all plumbing and piping work as defined in section 20-330 of the Connecticut General Statutes. The requirements to qualify for this license examination shall be two (2) years as an unlimited licensed journeyperson or equivalent experience and training.
  2. P-2 Unlimited Journeyperson Plumber - may do all plumbing and piping work as so defined and only while in the employ of a contractor licensed for such work. The requirements to qualify for this license examination shall be the completion of a registered apprenticeship program or equivalent experience and training.

Is there a test required to get a plumbers license?

Yes, you must pass tests to obtain a journeyman or master plumber license.

What can I expect from the Connecticut plumber tests?

Journeyperson Plumbers must pass the P-2 Unlimited Journeyperson Plumber Exam through PSI. - Study for the exam with online video prep!

P-2 Exam

  • 4 Questions - General Plumbing Regulations
  • 5 Questions - Gas Systems
  • 4 Questions - Cleanouts
  • 6 Questions - Fixtures and Equipment
  • 2 Questions - Water Heaters
  • 3 Questions - Piping, Valves, Controls
  • 4 Questions - Water Supply 5 Hangers and Supports
  • 11 Questions - Drain, Waste, and Vent
  • 3 Questions - Backflow
  • 4 Questions - Traps and Interceptors
  • 3 Questions - Developed length
  • 6 Questions - Isometric Analysis
  • 4 Questions - Joints and Connections
  • 3 Questions - Safety and Excavation
  • 3 Questions - Water Treatment

Master Plumbers must pass the P-1 Unlimited Plumber exam and Contractor Business and Law exams through PSI. - Study for the exam with online video prep!

P-1 Exam

  • 4 Questions - General Plumbing Regulations
  • 9 Questions - Gas Systems
  • 4 Questions - Cleanouts
  • 5 Questions - Fixtures and Equipment
  • 2 Questions - Water Heaters
  • 3 Questions - Piping, Valves, Controls
  • 6 Questions - Water Supply
  • 3 Questions - Hangers and Supports
  • 14 Questions - Drain, Waste, and Vent
  • 3 Questions - Backflow
  • 4 Questions - Traps and Interceptors
  • 2 Questions - Developed length
  • 9 Questions - Isometric Analysis
  • 3 Questions - Joints and Connections
  • 6 Questions - Safety and Excavation
  • 3 Questions - Water Treatment

Business & Law Exam

  • 5 Questions - Licensing
  • 7 Questions - Estimating and Bidding
  • 2 Questions - Lien Law
  • 4 Questions - Financial Management
  • 5 Questions - Tax Laws
  • 5 Questions - Labor Laws
  • 5 Questions - Project Management
  • 6 Questions - Contracts
  • 2 Questions - Business Organization
  • 4 Questions - Risk Management
  • 5 Questions - Environmental and Safety

Here is a link to the psi exam outlines for the plumbing exam. This will give you all the information you need about the exam procedures.
https://candidate.psiexams.com/bulletin/display_bulletin.jsp?ro=yes&actionname=83&bulletinid=61&bulletinurl=.pdf

What code is the Connecticut plumbing test based on?

2012 International Plumbing Code

Where can I take the Connecticut plumbers license exam?

Select the license you are pursuing from this page. Enter your zip code at the bottom of your license page to find the nearest location.

How do I become a journeyman plumber in Connecticut?

  1. Complete an approved Apprenticeship program or proof of equivalent experience and training.
  2. Apply to the state and pass the P-2 Unlimited Journeyperson Plumber exam through PSI
  3. Complete two years of work as a journeyperson Plumber
  4. Apply to the state and pass the P-1  Unlimited Plumber exam and Business and Law Exam through PSI

What are the examination fees for the plumbers’ license in Connecticut?

P-1 Unlimited Plumbing Contractor – $130.00
Contractor Business and Law – $65.00
P-2 Unlimited Journeyperson Plumbing Contractor $130.00

What are the plumbing licensing fees in Connecticut?

  • Plumbing & Piping Limited Contractor - $150
  • Plumbing & Piping Limited Journeyman - $120
  • Plumbing & Piping Unlimited Contractor - $150
  • Plumbing & Piping Unlimited Journeyperson - $120

What should I bring to the Connecticut plumber exam?

  • State ID or Driver’s License
  • A standard calculator
  • All approved reference material
  • A writing utensil

How do I know if I passed the Connecticut plumber exam?

PSI will inform you if you passed or failed the exam on your exam date.

Are there accommodations for individuals with special needs during the plumbing licensing exam?

All examination centers are equipped to provide access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and exam accommodations will be made in meeting a candidate’s needs. Applicants with disabilities or those who would otherwise have difficulty taking the examination must fill out the form at the end of this Candidate Information Bulletin and fax it to PSI (702) 932-2666. This form also includes out-of-state testing requests.

Is there any way to be waved from the plumbing examination?

No

If I am licensed in another State, do I still have to get a Connecticut Plumbing License?

No

Who do I contact regarding a plumbing license in Connecticut?

Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 901
Hartford, Connecticut 06103-1840

Division Phone: (860) 713-6000  Fax: (860) 706-1200  Email: dcp.licenseservices@ct.gov

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